Book Review – Destination Architecture

Author: Phaidon Editors (Phaidon Press, 2017) The global perspective provided by this portable book makes it the ideal companion for... Read More

Book Review – The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream

Author: Stefan Al (The MIT Press, 2017) The first time I visited Las Vegas, I was quickly taken aback at the structures. I’d just... Read More

Book Review – Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness: Architectural Multiculturalism in North America

Author: Donia Zhang (Routledge, 2015) Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness deals with the impact of the design of ethnic Chinese... Read More

Video Vancouver: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

Via TED Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially... Read More

A Vancouver Parable: False Prophets, Green Illusions and Vanishing Neighbourhoods

A stroll along Vancouver’s Broadway west of Macdonald offers the pedestrian many small, engaging storefronts. The low awnings provide... Read More

Portrait Sonore visits Ottawa Downtown Modern

Portrait Sonore has released the latest of its podcast documentaries of Canadian urban spaces; Ottawa Downtown Modern. These... Read More

Notes from Italy

“To make this course of action clear to my French readers, I must explain that in Italy, a country very far away from us, people... Read More

Book Review: Friedman House

Written by Richard Cavell, ORO Editions (2017) UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series Following Dr. Friedman’s passing, the fate of... Read More

Vancouver’s Built Legacy: Transitioning a DTES Jail to Affordable Living

Steps from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside police headquarters, stands a former jail that once haunted the community even beyond its... Read More

Maintaining History: Preserving Special Sites through Good Maintenance

Vancouver’s historic buildings and streetscapes offer diverse residential and commercial spaces and contribute numerous benefits for a... Read More